Issues with Discovery pls?

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David G
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Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by David G » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:27 pm

Hi
I was thinking of getting the Discovery sport but due to the oil dilution issue and the B-pillar rattle issue I decided against it.
Now I am considerung the Discovery. Do they have the same issues or others?
In Malta we do a lot of short distances and not many motorways.
Thanks for any help or feedback.
David


Craigp
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by Craigp » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:46 pm

Hi the 3litre engine suffers with dilution problem the 2litre is fine so I'm led to believe. I've had mine a year and very happy with it.
3litre SE. Monticello Red. Electric deployable tow bar.


David G
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by David G » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:51 pm

Thanks a lot! What a pity! Such a co.oany with such a tradition amd they make a mess like this!


Craigp
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by Craigp » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:30 pm

Sadly not just LR apparently. The problem seems to be modifying existing engines to comply with new legislation. I suppose manufactures are loath to develop new diesel units when they are looking to ban them in a few years.
This makes for interesting reading if you have not already seen it.
https://disco5.co.uk/forum/thread732-225.html
3litre SE. Monticello Red. Electric deployable tow bar.


David G
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by David G » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:40 am

Thank you Craig!


5imon
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by 5imon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:36 am

David G wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:27 pm
In Malta we do a lot of short distances and not many motorways.
Thanks for any help or feedback.
David
David, get a petrol engined D5. Will be much better for island life. Diesel MPG will be low anyway as they are designed for long cruising runs for best efficiency.

Mechanically the D5 is in my experience far better built and engineered than the DS (I had two DS’s). No B Pillar issue or creaks and rattles.

InControl Touch Pro is still buggy even after the latest software updates. But generally it’s a pretty good system.


David G
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by David G » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:42 am

Thank you Simon. Do you know a petrols mpg in city?


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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by David G » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:01 am

Simon do the Sd4 of 2015 instead of Td4 have the same issues with oil dilution?
I am looking at the D5 and tgey are beyond my budget.
Thanks


5imon
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by 5imon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:10 am

Only the diesels suffer as far as I know. LR site will have technical specs for MPG. Real world though, no idea. But short journeys will kill any dreams of decent MPG in a 2 tonne car ;)


David G
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Re: Issues with Discovery pls?

Post by David G » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:14 am

Very true


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